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Police investigate indecent exposures on Wandsworth Common

A man has been arrested and another interviewed under caution after a series of indecent exposures on Wandsworth Common.

Police are continuing to investigate a number of flashing incidents which have occurred over the past six months, and are appealing for information on a further suspect.

The suspect has been described as a white man, aged between 35-50-years-old, medium to large build with dark hair.

He has been seen wearing a short navy blue jacket and blue jeans.

On another occasion he has been described as wearing a grey jumper, dark bottoms and a backpack.

Inspector Jonathan Lloyd, of the Met’s South West Command, said: “While we have made one arrest and interviewed a second male under caution, we continue to investigate other active lines of enquiry with the aim of identifying and apprehending further suspects.

“This is a serious offence and anyone falling victim to this crime should dial 999 immediately.

If you call straight away we have a far better chance of locating the suspect. In the meantime we are conducting extra patrols in the area and doing all we can to reassure our community.”

A 34-year-old man from Wandsworth was arrested on Saturday, September 25 on suspicion of indecent exposure. He was released on bail to return in late October.

A 38-year-old man from Chigwell has been interviewed under caution regarding an offence of indecent exposure. He has been released under investigation.

To reduce the likelihood of further offences and provide reassurance to the public, officers are conducting uniformed and plain clothed patrols in the area.

A crime prevention event was held on Wandsworth Common on Saturday, October 2, where general crime prevention advice and safety tips were made available.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

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